Thursday, December 3, 2015

Spurgeon or Quincy?

A number of readers have asked what the Duggars and Seewalds call Jessa and Ben Seewald's almost-four-week-old son, whose given name is Spurgeon Elliot Seewald.

Proud Mama Jessa shared with us that Baby Seewald most often goes by Spurgeon, although some people still call him Quincy, a nickname that the expectant parents came up with before finding out the gender of their child.

Spurgeon Seewald

Photo courtesy theseewaldfamily.com

93 comments:

  1. I'm always going to call that beautiful baby Quincy. It is such a cute name. Love this picture by the way.

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    1. Spurgeon is an adorable little boy!!!!! I can't wait to see him grow up! He is blessed to have Ben and Jessa for parents!

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    2. I didn't. like the name but it has grown on me.exactly as with my own grandson but he wasn't mine to name but I got used to his name and now I can't imagine him being anything else

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  2. I think Quincy is a great nickname for when he is young, and then when he is grown-up, Spurgeon is a great name. Just my opinion. Whatever you call him, he is still adorable!

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  3. He is such a happy baby!

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    1. I think he looks so happy in this picture too. I love seeing kids happy!

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  4. To me, that beautiful baby boy will always be Quincy, but Spurgeon Elliot is a strong name. Live up to your name, kiddo!
    --Abby

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  5. cute baby!!!!! God Bless this beautiful family!

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  6. He is such a cutie-pie! How can you call him Spurgeon? Why not Elliott? Quincy is okay, too. But, Spurgeon? Couldn't you have honored Charles Spurgeon by naming him Charles? I'm sorry, but I think he will hate it as he gets older. Just my opinion.

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    1. Would you say that to their faces?

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  7. I like either! He is such a cutie! :)
    Love to you all! ~Kendra Wagenbach

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  8. why not just have called him quincy then if thats what he goes by

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  9. He resembles Isreal in this pic...sooooo adorable☺

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  10. Both names are great he is a beautiful baby

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  11. Oh my! What an angelic, precious smile! He's gorgeous!
    I love both names but maybe they should decide on using just one name or he may be confused.

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  12. Spurgeon is soooooooooooooooooo adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just love his smile too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

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  13. He is soooo adorable!!! Love that picture. I figured they would call him Quincy or Eliot at least while he is a baby. Spurgeon is a big name for such a little guy.

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  14. The only people that call him Quincy still are the ones that hate his name Spurgeon. It's not my favorite name either, but it's her baby. She can name him anything she wants and you should respect that and call him Spurgeon.

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    1. Agreed! People are so rude, arrogant, and disrespectful. :(

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  15. I have thought about this baby's unusual name and decided the idea that it is unusual is just based in our culture and our context. The Seewald's live larger than that, so they see a broader picture and know this name is good from their perspective. It may seem like a different choice to some but it does not have to be something to be shy about because it stretches many peoples minds. (Their are famous Quincys too), that is a cute nickname for Spurgeon Elliot.

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  16. Tori Bates is courting someone. In the uptv video of her and her sisters, she said she was thankful for her in-laws. I think her and joseph are courting

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    1. Her in-laws are Whitney, Chad, John, and Brandon. The family of your boyfriend is not your in-laws.

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    2. What uptv video was it? I want to watch it . that would be so cool.

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    3. She may be courting, but I believe when she said she was thankful for her in-laws she was referring to her sister-in-law Whitney and her brothers-in-law Chad, John, and Brandon.

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    4. Her siblings spouses are her in laws...

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    5. Yeah I heard something like that on another website. They also said something about other Duggars who are eligible to court.

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  17. Why not call him Elliot ? It's his name & it's a beautiful one. My mother was called by her middle name. Nothing says you can't use the middle name.

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    1. If you're going to use a middle name, why not just make it the first name? Makes no sense.

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    1. It does seem to be an American thing to call a child by his first and middle name when he is in trouble. That will be a mouthful and probably his misdemeanor will have been forgotten by the time his name is said.

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    2. That look is "l have a big surprise in my diaper for you" whose turn is it anyway?

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  19. Really cute I like quincy to this what I will call him to hope the duggars come back on tv

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  20. I really don't understand why anyone would call him Quincy. That's not his first name. It's not his middle name. It's also not his last name. If they wanted him to be called Quincy, wouldn't they have used Quincy as either the first or last name? I don't understand the confusion.

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    1. They call him what they want. They are partial to Quincy because that's what they called him for like nine months. In my family we usually call each other by cute nicknames we made up for each other. Its cute he's cute they obviously liked spurgeon Elliot and Quincy or they wouldn't have ever called him Quincy in the first place. Quincy is a cute nickname kids have nicknames.

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    2. It's not confusion it's rudeness.

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    3. I am just glad that I am not catholic. It woul have upset me a bit if I were.

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  21. I just love his name. And the nickname is pretty awesome too. ��

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  22. Spurgeon (Quincy) is ADORABLE!!!! I'm so super happy for Ben & Jessa!!!! They are a BEAUTIFUL family. I can't wait to see them AND Derick, Jill, & Israel on their new show!!!! LOVE THESE AWESOME LITTLE FAMILIES!!!!! From: PR in Southeast TX

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  23. He looks like a Quincy... So beautiful! Besides I can't pronounce his real name 😁

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  24. I don't care what they call him. He is beautiful, and healthy. That's all that matters.

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  25. A cutie cute picture of Him !!

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  26. I'll always call him Quincy, too! Jessa and Ben should have stuck with their first decision for a name!!!

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  27. He is adorable and I keep up with your family ever one has a closet of sects no one is perfect but I always believe God will never gives us more then we can handle life is hard and this world is cruel but you keep your head up high I was molested as a child then raped at 17 so no matter what people say are judge god is the only one we have to answer to

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  28. He is just to adorable with them checks that's nana like me just won't to pinch lolo

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  29. Thank you for sharing such a precious photo of Quincy. Realize it is more of a nickname but goodness it seems to fit. You know they do hear you while in the womb. My daughter actually calmed in the nic unit when they used her name. Didn't have the heart to change.

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  30. Quincy is a better name for the baby.
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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    1. It is there baby. The can call him what thy like. I think his name is awesome!

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  31. I think that they should call him Spurgeon or even Elliot. Calling him Quincy when it isn't even his real name might confuse him when he's older. But whatever they call him, he's still such an adorable baby!!😍

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  32. I venture to say that within a year we will see a number of new baby boys sporting the name Spurgeon. It is a fine name and a very strong name with strong character. Watch for it. You will see its popularity advance.

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  33. Awe: he is just adorable

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  34. He is a beautiful baby boy God bless him and his family.

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  35. He has Jessa's eyes and Ben's mouth. I was unsure at first, but "Spurgeon" is growing on me.. There really is no "trend" to follow with baby names anymore.

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    1. I like the British royal trends

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  36. Is Spurgeon a family name? Is it Biblical??

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    1. Named after Charles Spurgeon, a hero of the Christian faith.

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  37. He looks like a Quincy.

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  38. What a very cute baby he looks like grandpa

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  39. I think Quincy is so cute! Nothing wrong with Spurgeon I just like the name Quincy <3

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  40. He is so adorable it's insane!! Too cute!

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  41. Im pretty sure he'll be going by Quincy once he's old enough to decide.

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  42. He's a beautiful baby, not to mention, he's a cutie pie, too! ☺️😉

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  43. I'm so thankful that you weed out the insulting, profane, derogatory comments. We don't come here for that....we're looking for a breath of fresh, clean air!
    I'm older even than your parents are, but I love your whole family. I've been praying for you all for many years, because the world is so thirsty for people who love God and each other, as you and Ben love each other and your extraordinarily lovely little baby. Have you noticed that about him? ;-) Blessings on you all.

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  44. Why is everything posted about Jessa? Come on...there are other BEAUTIFUL Children in this Family. Enough about Jessa, Ben and baby. People have babies every day. Seewald baby not any more special than any other beautiful child born every day. Spurgeon is only "special" to his parents. Move on, even Israel did not get this much attention. Baby Meredith really got overshadowed. Enough about Jessa's baby.

    Inform your viewers on the other Family Members, PLEASE?

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    1. Yeah! We love Jessa and Ben and Spurgeon but what about the rest of the family? Jimbob Michelle? the kids homeschooling? Joseph at college jingers photography? The little kids going up Josie's bday soon!!!??? Joy Anna is an amazing singer I would like to hear more about her. And about her weightlifting! There's a lot happening for Ben and Jess. But there's always jimbob, michelle , Jana, John David, Jill, Israel and Derrick, Anna, Mackenyze, Michael,Marcus, Meredith, Jinger, Joseph, Josiah, Joy Anna, Jedediah, Jeremiah, Jason, James, Justin, Jackson, Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn-grace, and Josie!!! We don't tune in for just Jessa and Ben the point of following this family is hearing about everyone in the family.

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  45. yes he is sweet and the name Quincy is sweet name just like the cutie he is.Cant wait for you show comes on im going to call it my Christmas gift .Happy when we see you again in December.



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  46. I think "Adorable" is a good name for him.

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  47. Either name is good he is ablessing

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  48. Unique names i like them both

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  49. I am so happy that you hadbsuch beautifu baby boy. I'm sorry, for all the media coverage

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  50. I love the name Spurgeon!!!! It fits him perfectly!!!! I think that he will grow up to be a disciple of Christ!!!

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  51. OMGoodness!! He looks just like JimBob in this picture!! So precious!

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  52. he has such a cute smile... wonder what he is dreaming about? (future mischief) :)

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  53. @Terri @ #56--Why do you say baby boy Quincy? His name is Spurgeon! I find it to be so rude people are calling him Quincy still just because they don't care for the choice Jessa and Ben gave him.

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  54. For the person that mentioned Tori Bates courting. I heard he say her in-laws also and am pretty sure she was meaning her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, as in her siblings spouses. I don't even if she were courting that she would refer to her boyfriend's family as her in-laws.

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  55. I really miss your show. I know what the oldest son did is bad but the entire family should not have to be punished for what he did. I hope you come back on soon! The new shows on TLC stink. Your family was so encouraging to watch. I feel that part of the reason all that happened with Josh was because he moved away from his family. He did not have the love and support he needed and sin made its way into his heart. God Bless your family!!!

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  56. I'm sure there will be several nicknames....either of those are beautiful. He's such a beautiful baby. I'm very happy for you. Hugs and kisses to that little darling. Prayers continue for the whole family. God bless! Lois, in Kansas

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  57. @Anonymous

    Hi there,

    Here is the link to video in which Tori Bates mentions her "in-laws," although she is referring to her sister and brothers-in-law.

    http://www.batesfamilyblog.com/2015/11/kelly-im-just-blessed-beyond-measure.html

    Blessings,
    Lily and Ellie

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  58. I hope Carolyn Nelson is wrong about the name Spurgeon! Charles Haddon Spurgeon probably was called Charles or Reverend when he was alive. I mean no disrespect, but Spurgeon is not a nice last name to saddle a kid with as a first name. Haddon would have been better. My parents probably started the trend of surnames as 1st names with my brother Burke and then I have heard of Jacksons, Landons, and Greysons. Hey, the baby's uncle Jackson has a last name as a first so I guess he is in glad company!

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    1. I agree. I like the name Haddon as a first name.very aristocratic.

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  59. Hey people! It's none of our business!

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  60. He's so cute! The name is a little odd but I understand why they choose it. Elliot would be a cute first name and spurgeon as a middle name too!

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  61. When I hear the name Spurgeon I think of fish. Quincy is really nicer.

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  62. He is so cute :) I like both names !
    No matter what he's name is , we should accept it , because every one is unique individual.

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  63. Happy 1st month birthday Spurgy! Yes i call him Spurgy. I really like the name Spurgeon Elliott. So it dont matter to me. And a name is a name and not our business or decision. Congratulations jessa and ben!

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  64. should have named the baby Charles. Charles is a strong name. proud name. calling the baby Spurgeon, your just asking for the child to be made fun of.

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  65. Well you don't have to be rude back! Isn't that his nickname that jessa and ben are giving him? all she said was Beautiful baby boy quincy. that's isn't rude or anything.

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  66. Cute little guy! interesting name. I've never heard it before. oh well. you can't name someone else's kid, huh? the nickname is so cute!

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